What is the community of interest requirement for a plaintiff to represent in a class action?

California, United States of America

The following excerpt is from Lee v. Southern Cal. Univ. For Prof'l Studies, G042174, Super. Ct. No. 05CC00274 (Cal. App. 2010):

The community of interest requirement involves three factors: "(1) predominant common questions of law or fact; (2) class representatives with claims or defenses typical of the class; and (3) class representatives who can adequately represent the class." (Richmond v. Dart Industries, Inc., supra, 29 Cal.3d at p. 470.)

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